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Started by Stuart, June 29, 2022, 10:40:06 AM

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Ray Dunakin

The foil rag turned out very well. I also like those screw jacks. I might have to get a couple of those from Ozark and find a good place for them on my layout.
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Les Tindall

Brilliant! Extremely realistic.
Les

Bill Gill

Excellent, Stuart. It definitely looks just like a shop rag casually put on the stump.
I'm curious, in your search for a material to use for the rag, did you consider aluminum foil? wrong texture? dwouldn't fold correctly? wouldn't hold paint?

Stuart

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Hello Bill. 

Tin foil did cross my mind as a potential material but as I have worked with foil in the past I find that it wants to fold too sharply leaving a crease instead of a soft fold.  To be truthful, I did not make an attempt with tin foil for that reason. That being said, I have used tin foil in other fabric folding applications where I have spray glued a layer of foil to the back side of an actual piece of fabric and then manipulated the combination to represent a blanket or a piece of drapery.  I actually used this method in creating the bed covers in the upstairs apartment on my garage and gas station project as shown below.


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Ray Dunakin

That bedding looks amazing! Is there cloth on both sides of the foil?
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Stuart

#141
Quote from: Ray Dunakin on January 03, 2024, 08:57:08 PMThat bedding looks amazing! Is there cloth on both sides of the foil?


Yes, the foil is sandwiched between the sheet and the blue plaid blanket. The gray blanket also has a foil backing.